Ugadi 2014 marks the beginning of Sri Nandana nama Samvatsara
in Hindu Panchangam.Ugadi 2014 date is March 31st 2014, Monday. Ugadi or Yugadi
means the beginning of an era. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the festival of
Ugadi heralds the start of a New Year. This festival is also celebrated as Cheti
Chand or Sindhi New Year. E Saka calendar or Shaka Panchangam starts on Chaitra
Shudda Padyami, which is known as Ugadi or Gudi Padwa. Sage Veda Vyasa described
Ugadi day as the starting of Kaliyuga. It is believed that Kali Yuga began in the
year 3102 BC.
Significance of ugadi
Ugadi is believed to be the day when Brahma - the Creator, in the
Hindu Trinity - formed the universe. During Ramayana period, the New Year was being
celebrated on the first day of Uttharayana. So, Chaitra was the 12th month. Varahamihira,
a saint who lived in sixth century, started a new method of celebrating New Year
on Chaitra Shuddha Prathipade. Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar
with a change in the moon's orbit. It is a day when mantras are chanted and predictions
made for the New Year. The colors that represent the International Women's Day are
white, purple and green. A woman is an emblem of beauty.The best way to make
this day special for the women in your life, be it a mother, sister, wife, daughter
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What are the rituals and customs of Ugadi festival?
Ganapati Puja, Lakshmi Narayana Puja, Uma Maheshwara Puja, Vani
Hiranyagarbha Puja, Shachi Indra Puja, Arundathi Vasishta Puja, etc are also performed
on Ugadi for happiness and prosperity.
Ugadi is specially associated with what is called Ugadi pacchadi
in Telugu. Which is a combination of ingredients having 6 different tastes or flavors
used in cookery commonly known as Shadruchulu, producing a delightful concoction
of different tastes. It is a mixture which is prepared with: (1) Tender flowers
of fresh white neem (2) Sugar/jaggery or small pieces of sugarcane or cane juice.
(3) Small pieces of tender raw mangoes.(4) Fresh tamarind juice.(5) Pieces of fresh
green chilies and(6) a pinch of salt. This admixture of sweet and bitter symbolizes
life itself. It has its ups and down, joys and sorrows, pleasures and pains, all
of which need to be accepted with equanimity.
ugadi Panchanga Shravanam
On this day evening Panchanga Sharavanam is done. Panchanga Shravanam
means hearing astrology predictions of the year by the Brahmins.
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